The Division of Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences at Culver-Stockton College is excited to announce a 3+2 accelerated Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program in partnership with William Woods University (WWU) in Fulton, Missouri.

Culver-Stockton College and William Woods University are strategically partnering to enhance opportunities for students interested in becoming certified athletic trainers. The rapidly growing field requires a master’s degree for certification, and this strategic partnership, which officially begins in the fall, allows students to complete both an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in Athletic Training in as few as five years.

“We are extremely excited about our new partnership with William Woods University, ” Dr. Jay Hoffman, Associate Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies and Athletic Training Program Director, stated when sharing the newest articulation agreement at C-SC. He continued, “It is evident that Dr. Middleton and the Exercise Science program (at William Woods) provide an excellent academic program that will prepare students for professional programs in AT. “ Hoffman explained the partnership between Culver-Stockton and William Woods “streamlines the application process and provides a financial benefit to the student.”

As outlined in the agreement, students will begin their degree with undergraduate coursework at William Woods University for the first three years before they transition to C-SC, where they will complete two years of graduate study. These courses will include a variety of clinical experiences in both athletic and hospital/clinical settings. The skill-based opportunities provided to the students at C-SC will take place within the medical communities of Canton, Hannibal, and Quincy.

C-SC also offers required coursework for the Bachelor of Science in Health Science that transitions to the MAT program for any student beginning their education at C-SC. During the last six years, 100% of MAT graduates from C-SC passed the Board of Certification exam. In addition, all MAT students at C-SC attend professional conferences and participate in public relations and professional advocacy events at the state, district, or national level. As a result, graduates enter the workforce with the degree they need to excel in their careers while being prepared professionally through co-curricular opportunities.

Contact the Marketing & Public Relations Office, at or 573-288-6000 ext. 6728 for more information.

NOTE: A number that appears immediately after a person’s name (i.e. Jane Doe ’18) is a reference to the year that person earned their bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton.

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